A client brought in an exquisite, very old bracelet with pietra dura
inlay all over it. A chunk has come out, plus several individual
tesserae. I could find it in my heart to wish the boss had not
accepted this for repair, but here it is on my desk.
I don’t doubt (too much) my ability to put the available pieces back
in place. The main question (at this point, anyway) is what to use to
cement them back in. It has to be something that takes up very little
space, as there is no question of removing any of the old material
(whatever it is) and reconstructing. At most, I can sand a hair’s
bredth off the glue (?) on the back.
Does anyone have experience with this art form and repairs? All I
can find on line is advice mot to buy damaged pieces because they are
so hard to repair.